An analysis of the factors affecting quality of life following intensive care unit admission

University of Glasgow

Past award

Student: Alex Warren : University of Glasgow

Year Award Started: 2015

Patients who survive critical illness often have a reduced quality of life. This is a complex issue which
encompasses physical health needs and rehabilitation, psychological wellbeing, sleep, and social
health including return-to-work. The project will use questionnaires to assess the quality of life of a
large number of patients who have been admitted to an intensive care unit, and attempt to
determine which factors are predictive of quality of life after discharge. It will also compare patients
with different comorbidities and types of critical illness.

Research area: Other conditions


Dr Charlotte Soulsby
Department of Anaesthetics, Critical Care and Pain Medicine